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Reaffirming the primacy of human rights - Amnesty International's ten-point programme for the Austrian Presidency of the European Union

, Index number: IOR 61/001/2006

At the start of every European Union Presidency, Amnesty International presents its observations of the EU's human rights policies and recommends how they could be made more effective. Austria takes over the Presidency relieved that the EU budget for the next seven years has been settled, reassured that despite the constitutional fiasco the EU is still in business, and eager to conclude negotiations on the EU Fundamental Rights Agency to be established in Vienna. This document details ten points for the Austrian presidency to reaffirm the primacy of human rights.

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